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Senior Academic Advisor, Student Life

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I. JOB OVERVIEW

Job Description Summary:

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) has an opening for a full-time Senior Academic Advisor, Student Life to staff the newly formed Health Sciences Office of Student Life and Academic Support. GW Health Sciences is a vibrant unit within the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. As the training ground for the nation's next experts in health care quality, clinical management and leadership, and more, we are at the forefront of a rapidly changing health care landscape.

This position will provide logistical and administrative support to the Office as well as advise students enrolled in the various Health Sciences programs.

Duties:
-Serve as the primary academic advisor for a dedicated number of students enrolled at Health Sciences.
-Provide comprehensive logistical and administrative support to the Health Sciences Office of Student Life and Academic Support including but not limited to: Data collection and reporting, event planning and coordination and liaison activity with university student services.
-Serve as a point of contact for enrolled students in support of their student experience. Respond to student inquiries via email, in-person, and phone calls. Maintain student advising records, schedule appointments and tutoring sessions, and maintain learning assessment and study skills databases.
-Provide one-on-one and small group advisement to students enrolled in residential, online and hybrid programs including but not limited to: Academic counseling, study skills, time management, test taking strategies, and cognitive skills.
-Assist students in clarifying educational goals.
-Make referrals to university or school support services or other resources, as appropriate.
-Maintain up-to-date knowledge about programs and requirements.
-Partner with the Assistant Dean of Student Life and Academic Support in the development of print, electronic or video-based materials aimed at addressing student success and engagement.
-Recruit, select, train and manage peer tutors and/or supplemental instructors.
-Collaborate with other academic advisors and faculty to identify and enhance academic support and student life experiences. Provide recommendations for continuous improvement to all academic support services, and integrate best practices and technology solutions to enhance the student experience.
-Perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Master's degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and reasoning skills; flexibility and adaptability; a demonstrated ability to perform in a fast-paced, high volume environment; demonstrated ability to work with diverse clients and stakeholders; and possess a high level of detail orientation.

Prior experience working with online students, transfer students, and/or military students highly desired. In addition, the incumbent should possess strong abilities in problem identification and reasoning skills and the professional acumen and cultural competence sufficient to handle sensitive or difficult situations with discretion.

Subject matter knowledge of educational theories and pedagogies.

Outstanding interpersonal, customer service and reasoning skills; flexibility and adaptability; a demonstrated ability to perform successfully in a fast-paced, high volume environment; demonstrated ability to work with diverse learners and stakeholders; and possess a high level of detail orientation. Prior experience working with online learners, transfer students, and/or military students highly desired. In addition, the incumbent should possess strong abilities in problem identification and reasoning skills with the professional acumen and cultural competence sufficient to handle sensitive or difficult situations with discretion.

Typical Hiring Range $47,500- $53,800 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?
II. JOB DETAILS

Campus Location: Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C. College/School/Department: School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) Family Student Affairs Sub-Family Academic Advising Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 2 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40+ Work Schedule: Monday-Friday Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status

Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S007671 Job Open Date: 10/08/2018 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * What is the highest level of education that you have obtained?
    (Open Ended Question)
  2. * Elaborate on your experience in student advising and or higher ed administration.
    (Open Ended Question)



Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3




Documents needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3

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Job No:
Posted: 10/9/2018
Application Due: 12/8/2018
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